SMG 2018

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Description

76% Syrah | 15% Mourvèdre | 9% Grenache

Cherries
Spice
Black Currants

VITICULTURE

The grapes were selected from various vineyards that are located in the Stellenbosch region (Syrah), Breedekloof region (Mourvèdre) and Piekenierskloof region (Grenache). The different soil types and climatic conditions allow for warmer fruit flavors, as well as adding complexity to the wine.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are fermented in open-top fermentation tanks with daily pump-overs and punch-downs. Each variety is individually vinified. A period of post-fermentation maceration is encouraged for a gentle extraction of tannin and to soften existing tannins. Half of the Grenache undergoes whole bunch fermentation to enhance the ripe red fruit flavours of the grape. The wine is transferred to 300L French oak barrels for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

Vibrant red currant and cranberries with by spicy notes of cardamom, bay leaf and liquorice. Tension between supple tannins and fresh acidity with expressive red fruit, blueberries, blackberries, and smoky cured meat.

TECHNICAL COMPOSITION

ALCOHOL
14.52%
SUGAR
2.5 g/l
ACID
5.5 g/l
pH
3.44